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1997 Rice Owls Roster

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Record: 7-4, .636 W-L% (33rd of 112)
Conference: WAC (Mountain Division)  ▪ Conference Record: 5-3 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Ken Hatfield (7-4)

PS/G: 27.8 (40th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 25.9 (65th of 112)
SRS: -1.02 (62nd of 112) ▪ SOS: -3.57 (85th of 112)


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  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
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Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Chad Nelson* QB 20 Cmp, 50 Att, 526 Yds, 2 TD
Jeremy Bates QB 5 Cmp, 18 Att, 59 Yds, 0 TD
Rodd Newhouse* RB 37 Att, 212 Yds, 5.7 Avg
Michael Perry* RB 162 Att, 1034 Yds, 6.4 Avg
Benji Wood* RB 172 Att, 936 Yds, 5.4 Avg
Robert Forrester RB 2 Att, 1 Yds, 0.5 Avg
Keilone Gordon RB 1 Att, 1 Yds, 1.0 Avg
Anthony Griffin RB 5 Att, 23 Yds, 4.6 Avg
Clint Leschber RB 56 Att, 192 Yds, 3.4 Avg
Chad Richardson RB 31 Att, 187 Yds, 6.0 Avg
Jason Blackwell* WR 14 Rec, 210 Yds, 15.0 Avg
Byron Godfrey* WR 4 Rec, 179 Yds, 44.8 Avg
Mike Jones WR 1 Rec, 65 Yds, 65.0 Avg
Tony Washington WR 1 Rec, 17 Yds, 17.0 Avg
Neal Gray* OL
Alex Morris* OL
Mark Spinner* OL
Charles Torello* OL
Mike Vietor* OL
Rod Beavan OL
Aaron Sandoval OL
Andy Clifton* DL
Andrew Hughes* DL
Terrence Melton* DL
Judd Smith* DL
Julian Duncan DL
Jake Jackson DL
Thomas Benford* LB
Rashad Reynolds* LB
Larry Ruffin* LB
Ben Wulf LB
Brent Huffman* DB
LaDouphyous McCalla* DB
Travis Ortega* DB
Adrian Sadler* DB
Karlon Bedford DB
David Grenardo DB
LonDee Smith DB